Pro Forma: language/text/visual art (Vol. 2), Edited by Jessica Wyman

Pro Forma: language/text/visual art (Vol. 2), Edited by Jessica Wyman

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Softcover, 6 x 7 in.

77 pp. / 27 pp bw.

Published by YYZBOOKS

Toronto, 2007.

Jessica Wyman is a curator, critic and art historian living in Toronto and teaching at OCAD University.

What are the ramifications, expectations, developments, and directions of text in visual art? What personal, social or political motivations inspire its use? What have been the conditions of its appearance, its evolution, and the climate of its reception? How does it become a limiting or liberating factor in produc- tion and interpretation? How does text function as a formal medium?

In order to address these questions, a call for essay and artwork was issued. The works that came back fell into groups of distinct themes; it was from these themes that the concept of a three-volume set arose, with each volume focusing on a specific area of concern.

A full set ofPro Forma's three volumes is available at a discounted price of $39.95.



Written Iteration: Signatures and Lists

Barbara Balfour

Some Thoughts on Speech Bubbles

Michelle Jacques

Images As Speechless Texts: Hawthorne's Hypotypotic Veil

David Garneau

Laurel Woodcock



ISBN 0-920397-39-5 / 978-0-920397-39-8